Fragment of curtain in unbleached cotton with design of stylized geometric motifs in the main field and borders in red and black hand-painted and resist-dye and woven with gold-metallic threads; mounted on heavy cotton.
Obtained in Ceylon; Purchased through Dr. Coomaraswamy by the MFA, May 5, 1921
Marianne Brimmer Fund
Indian (Kodalaikurpur), 18th century
Overall: 166 x 90 cm (65 3/8 x 35 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Cotton plain weave with discontinuous gilt-metal wrapped thread warps and supplementary wefts; hand-painted and resist-dyed